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Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
are common and not that big of deal. but when the royals are in town, it is another story. the duke and duchess of came bres arrived on american soil yesterday. on today's agenda, a charity polo match, from the pricey a-list only. tickets go to will and kate's charity. tonight the couple attend the black tie event. the couple will return to the united kingdom tomorrow. >>> super bowl and "dancing with the stars" hines ward is facing felony charges after an early-morning arrest. we'll tell you what he's accused of. summer here here to stay. when might the storms swing back playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for cust
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00pm EDT
tonight, a deal. is it possible on big things like medicare, social security and taxes? there are rumblings out of washington tonight about actual cooperation. sentencing day for casey anthony. the judge in her murder case seemed to be sending her a message. >> and the huge scandal over people hacking into electronics and now the equally big consequences. >>> and could it really be the end? as harry potter's final chapter arrives or could there be more? >>> plus here tonight for all those who remember penmanship, there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. "nightly news" begins now. r captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it may go all the way back to their meeting on the golf course, for whatever reason, president obama and speaker of the house boehner have forged something of a relationship, while not the best of friends, they are dealing with each other across the enormous divide that has divided washington to the point of paralysis. knowing a deadline is coming and they have
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Jul 23, 2011 12:35am EDT
of a big fat guy. [ laughter ] "we were on 'swamp people.'" [ laughter ] >> steve: "you kids going to finish those fish sticks?" [ laughter ] >> taking the kids' food, the kids in the rec room? >> steve: he's some fat guy. >> "you kids done with your nuggies?" [ laughter ] >> steve: "come on, give me a plate, i'll scrape them off here." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he has like a newspaper -- like a messenger bag full of snakes. fish sticks and chicken nuggets. >> steve: "breakfast of champions. and lunch and dinner. that too." >> jimmy: did anyone see this? a new study found that men from countries with slow economies generally have larger penises. [ cheers ] which explains that new pickup line, "hi, i'm an american." [ laughter and applause ] and finally, this week, a woman in new jersey gave birth in the bathroom of an mcdonald's. [ cheers ] yup, the baby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. but by the time it left mcdonald's, it was 14 pounds, 8 ounces. [ laughter ] ladies and gentleman we have a great show tonight. give it for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >>
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
's still a big divide between the white house and capitol hill over the debt limit. what president obama is demanding from congress until a deal is done. >>> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm pat lawson muse in for eun yang on this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. and here's a look at the washington skyline. you can see the capitol in the distance and the potomac river. little hazy. going to be hot out there today, tom. >>> indeed, going to be heating up and the humidity has increased. we welcome pat lawson muse. good to have you with us. 76 at reagan national. low 70s at prince george's county and arlington, montgomery, and fairfax counties. weather watchers reporting upper 60s to near 70 in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. right near the bay, it's in the mid- mid-70s there as well as at the atlantic beaches. the yellow zone in western maryland, southern shenandoah valley in west virginia in the mid to upper 60s now. there's the view from space. a mostly clear sky starting off this monday morning. winds shifting into the south and southwest, th
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
's what happened here today. they say the kids were marching under this tree when that limb, that very big and heavy limb without notice without warning came tumbling down on top of them. >> one minute everything's fine and the next a tree just comes tom blung down. it was the people's church vacation bible camp. 25 kids of all different ages. >> we have serious injuries. two older people had pretty significant injuries we would say, priority one. they were taken to local trauma centers, and the three kids, several other kids were evaluated. they have some fairly serious injuries, nonlife threatening. >> everybody's supposed to be okay. the people's church vacation bible camp, every day they do something different. tomorrow they're supposed to go roller skating. i'm pat collins, news 4 washington. >> the fbi arrested a man from fairfax today and accused him of being on the payroll of the pakistani spy service. he's an american citizen, he's the executive director of the kashmiri american council. he's not charged with espionage. authorities say he made thousands of dollars in political con
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Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm EDT
to an end. the first american to orbit the earth says we're making a big mistake. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's deadly serious because it has to do with the latest ways terrorists are figuring out to bring down an aircraft. we talk a lot about airline security, what gets through, what doesn't. and this scenario, in the form of a warning from the feds, may be a nightmare scenario. explosives inside a passenger, surgically placed within the body of a living human being who is willing to give their life to the cause. it's a grisly business, but just the threat of it could change air travel. we want to get more from pete williams at national airport in d.c. pete, good evening. >> brian, officials stress tonight there's no indication of any plot under way to actually do this, but they say al qaeda operatives have ta
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00pm EDT
as we once did. tonight an old vehicle is on its last few laps and a big part of american life is about to end. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello who was lucky enough to watch it blast off at the cape today. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. mission managers admit they got lucky with the weather, no rain, no lightning, even a last-minute technical glitch tonight keep "atlant "atlantis" on the ground. a farewell from the ground teams who have spent 30 years launching shuttle missions. >> on behalf of the greatest team in the world, good luck to you and your crew on the final flight of this true american icon. >> go flight, one more time, mike, witnessing this nation at its best. the crew of "atlantis" is ready for launch. >> reporter: the 135th shuttle mission thundered off the florida coast on a resupply mission to the space station. while on the ground, three-quarters of a million people gathered to witness history. >> i wish them god speed and i'm so proud, i'm happy to have seen them go out. >> reporter: but controversy continues to reign over nasa and it
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Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the m
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
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Jul 25, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. you can see how big this complex is moving southeast at 20 miles per hour. and then there is another area that's just down to the south. it's around charles county, around king george county and it's moving toward areas like montrose and st. george island. the impact with this, frequent lightning, damaging winds, and definitely some downpours with this. so the atmosphere, that very humid air, is getting wrung out. flash flood warnings up for areas of northeastern montgomery county, for northern prince george's and anne arundel county. howard county, too, in baltimore. and to the south, for king george and for stafford county. and this goes up until about 6:30 or 7:00 or so. so remember, turn around, don't drown. we're seeing some awfully high rainfall rates out of these thunderstorms coming through. but it's definitely cooling us down. unofficially, up to the 91. now we're seeing temperatures in the 80s. and overnight, the first time they have dropped this low since early wednesday morning. i'll have more in a little bit. >> all right. thank you, veronica. >>> as norway mourns those
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Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. at least some of us will. it is going to be the heat to be the big culprit over the next couple of days and something to prepare for. out there right now, current temperature of 84 degrees. dew point of 71. so that heat index even at 11:00 is near 90. it is extremely warm out there and going to stay warm over the next couple of days. 78 down south. look at the thunderstorms down across the area. we'll see mostly dry conditions tonight and i x effect to see some strong storms tomorrow. that's coming up. >>> thank you, doug. >>> a u.s. congressman is recovering from a broken rib after a home invasion. leonard roswell was with his family when a masked man ran into the farmhouse, pulled a gun on his daughter and tried to rob her. boss well is 77 years old, a  vietnam war veteran. he says he tried to disarm the gunman. boswell was injured when they fell down the stairs. the man ran away when boswell's 22-year-old grandson pulled out a shotgun. police are still looking for him. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team arrived in new york this evening. the team was greeted by hundreds of fans in tim
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Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
115. it does look like we will cool off by the end of the weekend into next week. we are in for big heat you want to be ready for. >> thank you, doug. >>> still to come tonight a bride gets arrested before she can cut the cake. can cut th[ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> so our baseball team had a rough night. >> yeah, but they almost won. i'll show you. >> almost? yeah. >> i'm trying to get you excited. they had a chance here. >> okay. >> zimmerman's earned run average is fifth best just behind roy halladay. pretty impressive. tonight j.z. was roughed up in houston, his worst outing of the year. but the nats had a chance to win in the ninth. >> did they? >> no. bottom of the first, no score zimmerman facing angel sanchez
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00pm EDT
miles south of portland. authorities and witnesses say the crash caused a big explosion that sent flames shooting three stories high. the driver of the truck died on the scene. some passengers on the plane were taken to the hospital. >>> police in prince george's county have arrested a woman in the murder of a convenience store clerk. 69 year-old richard chung sung nom was killed in blatensburg. then police say a fire was set to cover it up. today police arrested 23-year-old ashley owens of hyattsville and charged her with murder that ended in arson. they tell us surveillance video was key to solving this case. >> mr. nam went out of his way by all accounts to assist the community in any way he could. he was well-known to customers, well-known to fellow business owners, by all accounts was just a good partner in that community. >> members of the community are relieved now, knowing that the murder has been solved. pat collins will have a full report on this story coming up live on news4 at 5:00. >>> montgomery county police are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident in germantown. inv
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Jul 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
migraines under control and they are not a big problem for her. >>> in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, bachmann surged into second place among 12 republican candidates. former governor mitt romney remains number one with 30%. bachmann is second with 16%. that is a big difference from a month ago, when she was just at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't decided if he will actually run for president. >>> veronica johnson joins us now, talking about the heat that is here and the more heat -- if that makes any sense. >> the impending doom of more heat. yeah. normally during the summer, you get excited about getting out and doing something, right? nothing exciting about getting out the next couple of days, at all, as a matter of fact. tomorrow, we're going for triple digit readings around the area. that means, aaron, it's not going to be just uncomfortable, but stressful being outside. really stressful. hard to cool down and hard to even take a breath at times when you deal with heat index values up around 105 and 110. that's not where we are with as o
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Jul 24, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. the crime we're going to tell you about tonight is all too common. too big for local police, too small, it seemed, for federal authorities, but when "dateline's" hidden cameras got involved we uncovered a multimillion-dollar conspiracy and prompted federal indictments against an international crime ring. a sophisticated scam that preys on people who say to themselves i'd never fall for that. they come from internet boiler rooms overseas. promising big money. >> $850,000. >> 1 million united states dollars. >> $1.7 million. >> but to get it, some people wind up paying a fortune. tonight our story starts in connecticut where many woman got one of those e-mails. we've agreed only the use her first name, charene. >> when i received the e-mail the man claimed to be based in nigeria. >> and before she realized it she was caught in a sophisticated scheme that stole her life savings but she felt so foolish she was reluctant to tell anyone. >> i was taking money out of my ira. >> how hard was it to go to police. >> i'm proud of her to come forward. i don't know if i
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Jul 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
digits? your forecast [ female announcer ] every box of general mills big g cereals can help your kids' school get extra stuff. ♪ like musical instruments. ♪ and new art supplies. ♪ because they're the only cereals with box tops for education. last year, schools earned over ten million dollars from big g cereals. you can raise money foyour kids' school. look for this logo... only on big g cereals. you can make a difference. every cereal box counts. >>> after being more than 100 days of being locked out, the nfl is back in business. the redskins first public practice is under way right now and the team looks a lot different from last year. derrick ward is out at redskins park right now with more on the training camp that's happening. hey, derrick. >> reporter: that's right. i did indeed lace up my cleats. i'm standing on a hill. this is the first day of public training camp which is open to the fans. actually had a day of practice yesterday. but take a look, there's been a steady stream of fans coming in since about 8:30 when the gates opened young and old. this is a chance for fa
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
county. once again, the big story is going to be the heat over the next couple days. 95 tomorrow, 99 on thursday. 101 on friday. and 100 on saturday. >>> on the broadcast tonight, >>> on the broadcast tonight, the most humble day of rupert murdoch's life, he says, but then he went on to say he does not accept blame for the hacking scandal and then he was hit by a pie in the face. then his wife struck the attacker. a wild day in the scandal consuming his media empire. >>> what do you want? that group of people in washington mulling over a new plan to avoid economic armageddon, that's one thing. tonight, in our nbc news poll, what the voters want to see come out of it. >>> it's hot and getting hotter for millions tonight. what's behind the dynamic they're calling the heat dome. >>> and making a difference, by honoring americans who never should have been forgotten. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current s
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00pm EDT
worse before it gets better. >>> closing court a big city has to turn people away because the money has run out. is this any way for courts in america to do business? >>> family ties. if you have the gene that raises your risk of alzheimer's disease, wld you want to know about it? tonight the story of a family that had to make that decision. >>> making a difference for noble animals that deserve a better life. >>> and coming in for a very last night. >>> and coming in for a very last night. nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television snoop good evening. they tell us the scientific explanation is this. high pressure compressing the air, cooking the air and ramming it down on top of us and holding it there. but here's the real problem. there are now 34 states where there are heat advisories or heat warnings. one million square miles of our country where folks are being warned about the heat tonight. this heat, the severe heart of it, affects 141 million americans as it's moved over big population centers, we can see how it's gotten worse in time lapse in r
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00pm EDT
as the last big carrier to offer that unlimited data service. >>> natalie portman's baby now has a name. alif. "people" magazine says the baby boy was named after the first led of the hebrew alphabet. he's now 3 weeks old. >>> it's the end of two eras in daytime soaps, but today abc announced "all my children" and "one life to live" will be available online. >> both shows were sold to prospect park set to launch its own hulu like venture. executives at prospect park say they will continue the same story lines and characters and pick up right where the tv finales left off. >> guarantee, you won't miss a beat. >>> well, it's the beginning of the end for one of the most successful movie franchises in movie history. the last "harry potter" film premiers tonight in london. 8,000 fans camped out for days in trafalgar square, lining a nearly mile-long red carpet in order to see the stars arrive. at least one devoted fan explained nothing is stopping her from getting a front-row seat. >> been here about 72 hours. we've been counting down somewhere. and i'm sunburnt from monday and tuesday when it was
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00pm EDT
a big budget agreement to avoid default, and president obama today was upbeat. >> any progress? >> we're making progress. >> reporter: making progress. his treasury secretary agreed. >> absolutely. you know, despite what you hear, and this is a complicated place, washington, people are moving closer together. >> reporter: but to emphasize their differences with democrats, republicans this week want to pass a balanced budget amendment, and spending cuts without tax hikes. president obama vowed a veto, frustrating conservatives. >> all we ask for is we balance our budget. for the president to suggest that balancing our budget is not common ground does provide clarity. >> reporter: u.s. stock markets dropped. gold rose, a sign investors feel default is possible. billionaire warren buffett sent washington a message. >> why stick a gun to your head and say, well, there's only a bullet in one of the six chambers, so i'll spin it, pull it, and it probably won't happen. you're running a totally unnecessary risk and sending a signal to the rest of the world that we really can't think ahead in
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00pm EDT
demanding no deal on the debt without big cuts. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelmingly, cut the spending, cut the debt. >> reporter: in fact, americans are divided. 55% of the usa today poll said spend ning is problem, 55% in the nbc news poll said not hiking the debt ceiling is a serious problem. president obama says both issues could get fixed by the gang of six. more than 50 senators from both political parties attended today's gang of six meeting up here. that's a positive sign. now, getting the details worked out in time to beat the august 2nd deadline, that is plan a. >>> robert gates has signed a two-book deal. the publishing group says gates agreed to write a memoir and a work on leadership. gates stepped down july 1st after serving as defense second for 4.5 years, he was first hired by george w. bush and continued serving under president obama. >>> new york city's going to hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on sunday. it's the first day same sex marriages will be legal there. lawmakers approved gay marriage last month. couples can
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Jul 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> he was going around killing people like it was no big deal. >> he was just shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it was like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police said the suspect hunted the victims ages 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before on anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may, the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind tim thi mcveigh used in oklahoma city. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the car bomb that killed seven in oslo's central square, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers, he needed to protect them after the oslo bombing. he gathered them close, and opened fire. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was like not high sound, but silenced or something. like fireworks. >> reporter: as they fled through the
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
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Jul 26, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >>> harrison ford returns to the big screen in his new movie "cowboys & aliens." the movie premiered over the weekend and "access hollywood i "caught up with him. >> comicon closed and it ended with a big event. >> how cool to open this movie here for these fans? >> so far it sounds like a really good idea. >> a first in the fanfest 42-year history and a perfect choice for the film's star. >> these are the people we make movies for. and coming here to them acknowledges their importance to us. >> i figure you owe me. >> harrison stars alongside daniel craig. produced by ron howard and don grazer. >> i don't know how i can top it. i don't know if i ever will. it's a proud moment. maybe we'll make another one. that's how you top it. [ screaming ] >> tonight on "access hollywood" the gold standard in entertainment news. >> family, friends and fans continue to mourn the loss of amy winehouse. we have details on what really happened. plus, we examine musicians and addiction. >>> how motherhood has inspired christina aguilera make a difference. >>> nicole richie's unbelievable britney revelation
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm EDT
in five seasons. he is a big old 300-plus-pound run stopper in the middle. dan at a stall worth, and ankle long clemens expected to be a back up. they also traded jeremy jarmin a supplemental draft pick for wide receiver jabbar gaffaney from the new england patriots, most recently with the denver broncos. so shannahan dealing with his old team. as for the quarter back, donovan mcnabb, it looks like this deal is going to go down. the redskins do have a trade in place with the minnesota vikings. what will the skins get? a sixth round draft pick and possibly another sixth round draft pick, that second sixth rounder conditional based on mcnabb's performance. the final stumbling block is a new contract for mcnabb. he's on a $10 million signing bonus in about a month, the vikings would like to lower his overall contract number and that bonus. his agent and the vikings have been negotiating, working on that deal for much of the day. seeming seemingly matter of time before the trade is finalized. donovan mcnabb apparently headed out of town, ending up in minnesota with the vikings, where he will h
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in th
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Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00pm EDT
in a very big bucket. >> any way you cut this data, it's lousy. >> reporter: the president called congressional leaders back to the white house on sunday to break the stalemate over the debt ceiling and government spending. democrats and republicans are united on one point. they don't like what they're hearing so far. >> we are not going to reduce the deficit or subsidize tax cuts for the rich on the backs of america's seniors. and working families. >> there is no agreement in private or in public. and as the president said yesterday, we are this far apart. >> reporter: the white house is lowering expectations for sunday's meeting, predicting bottom lines, but not breakthroughs. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news4. >>> and we've got some nasty weather moving into our area. let's get the latest from doug. >> yeah, hey, guys. a couple of things. first off, severe thunderstorm warning just issued for prince george's county and anne arundel county running until 4:45 this evening. bigger issue is towards frederick county where we do have some severe flooding going on right there. flash
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. >>> let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
hellie joins us live with today's developments. no big surprise here, dan. >> reporter: no. we knew that donovan mcnabb was on his way out, and he is heading to the minnesota vikings, the redskins able to salvage something out of this deal. it's not totally finalized just yet. the redskins have worked out a trade with the vikings that would bring them a sixth round pick and conditional sixth round pick as well. the final hurdle, though, is going to be mcnabb's contract. minnesota needs him to rework that deal, because he's due a $10 million bonus in about a month. and mcnabb will have a chance to start in minnesota, where the only other quarterback they have right now is christian ponder, a first-round draft pick out of florida state. so this could be a good situation and perhaps a chance for donovan mcnabb to resurrect his career. >>> all right. now to the signings, and there have been several, especially at wide receiver. brandon stokley within the hour just signed by the skins or actually coming to terms on a deal, because they can't officially sign until friday. he was in seattl
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00am EDT
, the united auto workers begin contract negotiations with detroit's big three automakers. chrysler, ford, and general motors. the first contract talks in four years, and the first since gm and chrysler emerged from bankruptcy. >>> housing highlights this week, economic data with june housing starts tuesday, and existing home sales on wednesday. >>> and finally, lady gaga is no longer the queen of facebook. rihanna is now the social network's top-ranking female celebrity with just above 40,800,000 likes. well, america's women fight bravely, but go down in flames in the world cup final against japan. for one brief and shining moment, it seemed like it was all theirs. the early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and well-advertised historic heat wave is under way as it spreads during this week. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports, after a handful of heart-stopping comebacks, the u.s. women's soccer team ran out of luck yesterday, just ahead of the world cup finish line. here
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james mur dochl doch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they will be speaking on oath, but on honor. the murdochs and rebecca brooks, on the other hand, will likely try to be as contrite as possible. it's been their strategy of late. apologize, apologize, apologize. no doubt, there will be questions specifically to james murdoch, who had admitted to g
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore that further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was lik
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00pm EDT
patdowns of kids and the elderly, the big bureaucracy they have become, and questions about imagination and common sense and how safe we really are given their $8 billion budget. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: with it's tactics already making it one of the most ridiculed government agencies, members of congress today interrupted and taunted a top tsa administrator, even arguing amtrak police dogs would do a better job of explosive detech shin than the tsa's airport scanners. >> give me an amtrak dog and we'll find a bomb before your scanners will find a bomb. >> reporter: the tsa today acknowledged 2,500 security breaches since the agency was founded after 9/11. but that's over 10 years after 450 airports, on average, 5 1/2 breaches per airport per year, everything from a misplaced bag to doors left open and passengers walking into secure enarios, like the man who flew across country on an old boarding pass and an ofake id. while the tsa conducts security reviews of every airport every year, it today said it only conducted joint reviews with the fbi at
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Jul 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
? the only response we got was, "she's safe." >> reporter: anthony's safety has been a big concern to those around her. her attorneys say she's gotten death threats. she's been vilified online. even at the sight where little caylee's remains were found, there was anger mixed in with the mourning today. >> to remember the crime that someone is yet to pay for. >> reporter: that anger may leave anthony paying in other ways. for high security. though she left the jail with just $537.68 from her commissary account. some say a paid interview, movie or book deal may not be far behind. for now, out of sight, but perhaps unlikely to stay out of the spotlight for long. >> i'm just ready for it all to end. i would like to see something else on my television. >> reporter: of course, there are others who can't wait to get their first glimpse of casey anthony in her new life. tonight, lester, no one is saying where she's spending her first full day of freedom. >> kristen, thank you. >>> you didn't have to be a soccer fan or even fully understand the game to be caught up in the drama that took place a sho
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
in three stages through next year. >>> a once big brand name is no more. borders book store chain said today it will liquidate after failing to find a buyer. they're closing all 400 retail stores. all of borders nearly 11,000 employees will now lose their jobs. >>> and technology giant cisco systems announced it's eliminating 6,500 jobs, part of an efficiency move. that's 9% of the workforce. that's in cisco's effort to cut $1 billion in annual costs to the company. >>> this was the last day in afghanistan for america's best-known general, david petraeus, who transferred command of u.s. and nato-led troops in that country today to his replacement, general john allen. a west point graduate with a princeton phd, easily the most celebrated modern day general officer is leaving to run the cia as the u.s. prepares for a gradual drawdown from afghanistan. >>> when we come back here tonight, new research is on head injuries, dementia and alzheimer's, and the group that researchers are most concerned about tonight. >>> they may have come up short in the end, but u.s. team is still american ido
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Jul 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
revenue, but drop rates. and there would have also been big changes to the entitlement programs, cuts to medicare, that kind of thing. very serious stuff. they say that they had to walk away and will try to come up with a deal with senate leaders this weekend. lester? >> all right, kelly, thanks. to david gregory, a moderator of "meet the press." david, you're watching all this play out. it looked this morning as if it was the president getting heat for perhaps working -- getting heat from democrats for perhaps working a deal that would put off the whole revenue question for now. so what happened here? >> well, you had days of drama and then an afternoon of drama as kelly's been reporting. this appeared to be on one track and then did derail. one republican aide described it to me as a fish or cut bait moment, they had to get something done by monday and it is simply not there. the politics are nasty and enflamed as you saw. but the big deal here is the u.s. economy on the brink, lester. there is already widespread fear throughout washington that america's debt rating could be downgra
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Jul 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. how strong is the right wing here, how big is this pool of people that could produce such a person? >> that pool of people i would say is very, very limited. what we see here is a rather extreme single incidence rather than something representative. >> reporter: the maximum punishment in norway for any crime is 21 years in prison. if convicted, the 32-year-old suspect will be back on the streets when he's 53 years old. the suspect's lawyers said that the suspect is willing to appear in court here in oslo on monday, and explain why he did it. and the lawyers said that the suspect will say that what he did was, quote, atrocious, but necessary. lester? >> martin fletcher in oslo tonight, thank you. norway hasn't known this kind of terror since world war ii. it's a place where gun violence is rare and bombings are virtually unheard of. now oslo takes its place in a long list of places forever scarred by mass murder. tonight, michelle franzen with the survivors' stories. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is under way at the plas where families hav
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the problem. >> reporter: and one of the big issues for democrats is they say the republican plan would sort of expire before the president's re-election campaign, with another vote to raise the debt ceiling again, they say that would put us right back here. republicans say they need to guarantee that cuts would actually happen in the future to prevent more of a crisis. now, after all this wrangling, aides tell me the senior level negotiators in both parties are still talking, trying to find a way to close the gaps. and as you mentioned, brian, speaker boehner will follow the president tonight. he'll speak for about five minutes to lay out why he thinks his plan should get the public support. brian? >> kelly o'donnell setting the stage on capitol hill for us tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> our chief white house correspondent political director chuck todd is with us tonight from the white house. chuck, it seems to me there are almost two planes going on here. number one, the problem itself, and it couldn't be more important the various plans and solutions and theories on how to fix it. but number
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. feel like you're being tested? >> it is a test. this is a big step, trying to get control of our deficit and our debt and trying to do it by the august 2nd deadline. so it is a big test. >> some people who are friends of yours have said this isn't fair. your job is to run your party. but there is another party in there too. you have this tea party caucus that didn't come to washington with the same values. >> it is not the tea party caucus. most of the freshmen are frankly in pretty good shape. it would be more what i would describe as some hard-line conservatives who want more. i don't blame them. i want more too. but this was an agreement between the bipartisan senate leaders and myself. it is what's doable. and i think we can get there. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i've got a little rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worried. >> never let them see you sweat. >> i'm disappointed. i care about john boehner. i think he's a good person. i'm disappointed he's painted hims
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Jul 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. the city of big spring is so desperate for water, it's building a plant to recycle its sewage. >> the quality of water that we're going to be producing from the production facility is essentially water that you could deliver to somebody's path. >> reporter: fresh or not, for now it's the only water in sight as the dry texas wind brings no rain. charles hadlock, nbc news, big spring, texas >>> in the horn of africa, refugees from somalia continue to flee the famine in that country today, pouring into unicef relief camps in ethiopia and kenya in search of food and shelter. president obama met this week with the presidents of four african nations calling for a greater international response. >>> when nbc nightly news continues, this saturday, was today a turning point for the american college student convicted of murder in italy? and later, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably... and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecar
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about the woman who can really pack a punch. we're talking about wendy murdoc
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
of the other spots where you can jump on the parkway. it's been a big inconvenience for folks. keep in mind, though, this is a very small window of time they're going to do this. from 7:00 a.m. until 9:15, that's when they're going to reopen the southbound lanes of cathedral. after 9:15, they're going to close it back down and run the traffic the rest of the day just in the northbound direction. so basically, they're providing you some relief but only during the morning rush hour. hopefully, that's going to help a lot of folks out. they're going to get on southbound rock creek parkway. you're going to have to get at it. 9:15 is when they're going to turn it around and make it northbound again. it's been a tough go for folks in this area. not a lost places to jump on the parkway. hopefully, this is going to help people out. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath. megan, thank you. >>> elderly drivers are often teased for driving too slowly, but a new study out this morning shows your kids may be safer riding with their grandparents than they are with you. the study looked at car crash claims in
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Jul 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
to be for the mayor? >> well, if it's proven, it's a big legal problem because it's against the laws of the election board, the campaign finance people. so that could be a very, very big legal problem. how it's going to carry out and how far it will be carried out we don't know. until the "washington post", for some reason, i've been saying and i hear in the community people say, well, what's wrong with the "washington post". why are they against gray? all of the leaders in the city. since january inaugurations that's all we have gotten from the media. and that is an attack on black leaders in the city. >> well, i'm not going to try to defend the "washington post". but, you know, i get a little tired of black leaders making an excuse as to why they come after me. the fact is they accepted cash they shouldn't have accepted. that can happen. it really can happen. >> but the problem is then somebody says well, let's go get money orders. you have to consciously make a decision. you're supposed to have a pressure. i've run campaigns. i've been a candidate for office. darn it, the treasurer has to be abov
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Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
to get to some sort of big deal. the fallback position a more modest position. $2.5 trillion over ten years. still real money, but something far less than this grander barga bargain that was being discussed that mike was referring to. they are pretty far apart here and this was a big setback. >> i hate to say winners and losers here because this deal isn't done, is the president going to win this round? >> we don't know yet because from the republican point of view, this effort to raise ta s taxes, raise revenues has just been a nonstarter. they have a tea party that is against that and a republican process under way where the dominant theme is against any kind of tax increases. be sure about one thing. the president wanted to come out here and get a big deal, so that he could say, look, i swept in at the end and i was the one that lead us to an agreement that really cut spending massively. he got re-election on his mind. that's definitely how he wants to position himself for that. >> again, august 2nd is the date. $14.3 trillion. a lot to get done here. what happens if it's not done
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
, the tea party doesn't like it, steve handelsman now on why president obama and some other big players do like it. >> reporter: with 13 days until possible default, all eyes are on the gang of six senators, three republicans and three democrats. they met today with house democrats. can they craft a deficit deal that can pass congress? lawmakers ask gang of six democrat kent conrad. >> how does this work, where is it headed. >> reporter: like the deficit commission, like president obama, the gang of six has a plan that's balanced. gang of six democrat dick durbin. >> it does it by putting everything on the table. everything. spending cuts, entitlement programs and revenue. >> reporter: $3 trillion in spending cuts, including cuts in medicare and the like. $1 trillion in tax hikes. but not on most americans. >> we're actually reducing tax rates, both on the individual side and the corporate side. >> reporter: that's a move to win over conservatives, like house gop leader eric cantor. >> and so i don't think that raising taxes, increasing tax rates, is the answer. certainly not in an economy
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used bullets to explode inside the body. they said they had never seen so much destruction. survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was, i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother, i understand. stay hidden. as minutes dragged by and
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Jul 2, 2011 3:35am EDT
and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] yeah. we have a huge show tonight, you guys. a big, fun show. you guys ready for it? it's going to be awesome! let's go! our pal and broadcasting legend, the great bob costas is here! [ cheers and applause ] love that dude, he's my favorite. >> steve: robert costas. >> jimmy: oh, you know her. you love her. the beautiful raven symone is here as well! [ cheers and applause ] oh, i'm psyched. first time on the show. i'm psyched for her. she's cool. and performing as part of their first tour in 13 years, archers of loaf will be right here! [ cheers and applause ] jamming out! it's going to be fun, you guys. hey, everybody. the other day, i got a call from my buddy justin bieber, and he said -- he said to me -- he said "jimmy, i need your help." of course, i was like, "whatever you need, biebs. what can i do? you want me to lay down some nasty tracks for the next album? do you want to come up with some slick, new dance moves for your next vid?" he was like "oh, no. definitely not. [ laughter ] please don't sing or dance. i just want you to debut a comme
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